Re: Re: lobster catch is bigger than ever

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Posted by Say it aint so Joe on August 06, 2009 at 10:17:35:

In Reply to: Re: lobster catch is bigger than ever posted by Ken Kurtis on August 02, 2009 at 18:24:46:

….ALL fisheries are in good shape?
ANS: Only speaking about lobsters on the East Coast at the moment. Have not spoken globally – yet, and do not intend to, that would be a discussion for another forum. Please do not exaggerate and point the discussion off topic.
…global warming doesn't exist?
ANS: That is another topic – again you are going off topic.
….Georges Banks?
ANS: Site specific and an unrelated argument – again you are going off topic.
…one small (relatively speaking) area to proclaim "There's no problem."
ANS: It is provided at just one example to refute the “sky is falling” rhetoric. It also shows that fisheries, when there is a will to manage them with quotas, do work. You may not want to believe it but I will bet your nitrox ban there will be more examples of this in the future.
….the biggest problem here is not what's being brought out, but what percentage of the total species that represents, and is that at a level that still make the species take sustainable?
ANS: As shown quotas can and do work when there is a will to manage them.
… suppose you took out 10% of the population one year, 20% the next year,
ANS: Let’s not go hypothetical…because I do not accept your arguments as presented as a fair example of reality.
… there's plenty of Blue-Banded Gobies around, so should we therefore remove all the rockfish restrictions?
ANS1: Yes there are plenty of Blue-Banded Gobies, and abalones and salmon, and Reds, etc. No we do not therefore remove all the rockfish from quotas or take restrictions. However, it is not reasonable we need to close the beaches, parks and ocean because of the presumption the State cannot manage our resources and pay for it. The money is there and the examples of good management are also there. You are just looking in the wrong account for the money and at the wrong facts to draw your conclusions to close portions blocks of the ocean.
ANS2: The point is while fisheries in many cases were not managed say 10 years ago, a lot has changed since then and now many fisheries are managed well have shown to be sustainable.
Go ahead say it ain’t so.

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